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Thursday, February 17, 2011

BWT Introduces Bill to Improve Traffic Safety.

As introduced, HB1007/SB1171 broadens requirement that drivers exercise due care to apply to bicyclists; enhances penalty for certain traffic violations that cause serious bodily injury or death. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 8.

Both sponsors are on the Transportation Committee and are two of the smartest and most well spoken legislators who will do a good job with the legislation. That said we need to get some co-sponsors especially if they’re on the Transportation Committee or Republican or both.  The bill will probably be sent for comment to the Department of Safety and the Department of Correction. 

Although we don't need to start some massive grassroots campaign just yet but we should consider how to get people involved especially through bicycle clubs. Don’t take anything for granted! If you can help contact Mark Hicks or Carey Rogers at Bike

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